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Wed. 04/24/19
Death Investigation - Jackson County
Oregon State Police - 04/24/19 5:43 PM

On Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at approximately 3:00 A.M.OOregon State Police Troopers responded to Interstate 5 near milepost 22, which is north of the Sun Crest rest area in Jackson County. 

Troopers located the remains of a deceased male under the Interstate overpass.

It appears the body has been at the location for some time.  

The Oregon State Police Criminal Investigation Division responded and were assisted by the Jackson County Sheriff's Office.

No further information to be released at this time.


Snake River Correctional Institution reports in-custody death (Photo)
Oregon Dept. of Corrections - 04/24/19 4:48 PM
Raymond L. Hutchison
Raymond L. Hutchison

An Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) adult in custody, Raymond L. Hutchison, died April 24, 2019. Hutchison was incarcerated at Snake River Correctional Institution (SRCI) in Ontario and passed away in the Infirmary while on Hospice. As with all in-custody deaths, the Oregon State Police have been notified.

Hutchison entered DOC custody on October 19, 1998, from Clackamas County with an earliest release date of May 15, 2059. Hutchison was 76 years old. Next of kin has been notified.

DOC takes all in-custody deaths seriously. The agency is responsible for the care and custody of 14,700 individuals who are incarcerated in 14 institutions across the state. While crime information is public record, DOC elects to disclose only upon request out of respect for any family or victims.

SRCI is a multi-custody prison in Ontario that houses approximately 3,000 adults in custody. SRCI has multiple special housing units including disciplinary segregation, intensive management, infirmary (with hospice) with 24-hour nursing care, and an administrative segregation unit. SRCI participates in prison industries with Oregon Corrections Enterprises including a contact center, laundry, and sign shop. SRCI specializes in incentive housing, specialized housing, individuals with mental health/medical vulnerabilities, education and trades programs, cognitive and parenting programs, and institution work programs. SRCI opened in 1991 and is the largest correctional institution in the state.


Attached Media Files: Raymond L. Hutchison

DEA and partners hold 17th National Prescription Drug Take Back Day
DEA Seattle - 04/24/19 9:32 AM

230 sites through-out the Pacific Northwest

SEATTLE – This Saturday, April 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. local time the federal Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and its local law enforcement, community and tribal partners in the Pacific Northwest will collect expired, unused, and unwanted prescription medications at one of 230 collection sites. There are 19 collection sites in Alaska, 45 in Idaho, 61 in Oregon, and 105 in Washington State.   The service is free of charge, no questions asked.  

DEA Special Agent in Charge Keith Weis of the Pacific Northwest Region emphasized, “All of our Northwest communities need to take this opportunity of disposing unused prescription medications in a safe and simple process. This consciousness effort may be lifesaving.”   

Last October, residents of Washington, Idaho, Oregon and Alaska turned in 35,017 pounds (17 tons) of prescription medications.  The following are the results broken down by state:

·       Washington – 98 collection sites which resulted in 15,279 pounds (7.6 tons) removed from circulation.

·       Idaho – 34 collection sites which resulted in 3,269 pounds (1.6 tons) removed from circulation.

·       Oregon – 60 collection sites which resulted in 12,492 pounds (6.2 tons) removed from circulation.

·       Alaska – 19 collection sites which resulted in 3,977 pounds (2 tons) removed from circulation.


The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day Initiative addresses a critical public safety and public health issue. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the United States continue to be alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs. Because the Environmental Protection Agency and the Food and Drug Administration have advised the public that flushing their prescription drugs down the toilet or throwing them in the trash pose potential safety and health hazards, DEA launched its prescription drug take back program to encourage the safe disposal of medications.

Now in its ninth year, DEA has collected a total of nearly 11 million pounds (more than 5,400 tons) of expired, unused and unwanted prescription medications through its Take Back Day events. This weekend, approximately 6,000 collection sites manned by nearly 5,000 partner law enforcement agencies will be open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. local time. The public can find a nearby collection site atwww.DEATakeBack.com or by calling 800-882-9539. (DEA cannot accept liquids, needles or sharps.)


Mon. 04/22/19
Fatal crash on Hwy 126E - Lane County
Oregon State Police - 04/22/19 10:31 AM

On Sunday, April 21, 2019 at approximately 4:25 P.M. Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of a vehicle crash on Highway 126E near milepost 37.

Preliminary investigation revealed that a 2017 Toyota Corolla, operated by Samuel Smith (26) of Eugene,  was traveling westbound on 126E near milepost 37.  A bicycle, operated by Michael Greenbaum (79) of Vida, was also westbound when for unknown reasons entered the lane of travel in front of the westbound Toyota.

Greenbaum sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased.  

Highway 126E was closed for two hours following the crash. 

OSP was assisted by McKenzie Fire Rescue and ODOT.



Sun. 04/21/19
Lake County Sheriff's Office requesting assistance in locating missing/endangered person - Lake County (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 04/21/19 9:40 AM

The Lake County Sheriff's Office is requesting the public's assistance in locating Glenda Cormie (59) of Paisley, OR.

Cormie was last seen in Paisley, OR on Monday, April 15, 2019.  She is described as 5 foot 3 inches tall with short gray hair. 

If anyone has any information regarding the location of Cormie or has seen her since April 15, you are asked to contact the Lake County Sheriff's Office Dispatch at 541-947-2504 and reference case #19-0154

Attached Media Files: 2019-04/1002/123852/Cormie_Photo.jpg

Oregon State Police still requesting any information regarding March 21 fatal crash on Hwy 97 - Deschutes County
Oregon State Police - 04/21/19 9:27 AM

Oregon State Police is requesting anyone that witnessed the crash or has any information to please contact the Oregon State Police Dispatch Center at 1-800-442-0776 or OSP -  refer to case #SP19-099917 .


News Release from Oregon State Police
Posted on FlashAlert: March 21st, 2019 4:13 PM

On Thursday, March 21, 2019 at approximately 6:46 A.M. Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of a two vehicle crash on Hwy 97 near milepost 125, just south of Redmond in Deschutes County.

Preliminary investigation determined that a silver Honda Pilot, operated by Sara Edwards (19) of Redmond, was traveling southbound on Hwy 97 when she attempted to avoid a vehicle that was entering Hwy 97 from the Desert Terrace Mobile Estates.  Edwards lost control of her vehicle and slid into the northbound lanes and collided with a Mack Concrete Pumping Truck, operated by Michael Cucera IV (36) from Redmond.

Edwards sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Cucera sustained minor injuries.

OSP was assisted by the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office, Redmond Police Department, Bend Police Department, Redmond Fire Department, Bend Fire Department, and ODOT.

Contact Info:
Captain Tim Fox
Public Information Officer
Oregon State Police

Media Email: OSPPIO@state.or.us

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